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Summer Reception 2 at The Embassy of France July 20

July 4, 2018

The Embassy of France is hosting a summer party on July 20, 2108. How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag ... etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture

This is NOT a wine tasting event as such. However, it is all-you-can-drink French Wines Event (few selected French wines though).

 

- Meet and socialize with French professionals, business people and diplomats at the Event

- Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served

- Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks.

- The Event is a Stand Up Reception. However, if you need to be seated for medical reasons or if you need a handicap access, please let them know 24 hours before the event.

- The Event is not a dancing event.

- Event is 21+.

 

Purchase tickets here.

 


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Georgetown Independents Day June 30

June 18, 2018

Join over 30 independent merchants throughout Georgetown on Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to celebrate the spirit of small business—the heart and soul of our neighborhood for decades.

Stop by the participating stores and restaurants for Fourth of July-themed refreshments, activities and entertainment! An Uncle Sam stiltwalker and several Washington Nationals Presidents will be in the TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Avenue) that afternoon to celebrate Independents Day Georgetown, plus enjoy music, a hot dog truck, popcorn and ice pops, and more.

 


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Brilliance at Bistrot Lepic: Diplomatic Icon Didi Cutler

April 24, 2018

Cyrille Brenac, Managing Partner, and Claude Brenac, Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Cyrille Brenac, Managing Partner, and Claude Brenac, Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema wrote recently of Georgetown's jewel Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar: "My reunion [with the restaurant] reminded me why snails baked in garlic butter and floating island are icons right up there with Catherine Deneuve." 

 

Sunday, an icon of Washington's diplomatic community Isabel "Didi" Cutler, who served with her husband former U.S. Ambassador Walter Cutler in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Congo-Zaire and Iran, delighted guests with beautiful images of her time on the Arabian penninsula and other coasts at an intimate showing hosted by Cyrille and Claude Brenac at the bistro.  

A photo of the Persian Gulf by Didi Cutler (Photo by: Did Cutler) A photo of the Persian Gulf by Didi Cutler

 

Jan du Plain, Lloyd and Ann Hand, Robert Devaney, Neshan Naltchayan, Marianna Ohe and Mary Bird raised flutes of champagne to Didi and her art. Photos of the Persian Gulf were so beautiful they swept guests like the outgoing tide, deep into a dream state.  

Beth Solomon of CARE and Jan du Plain of Cultural Tourism DC (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Beth Solomon of CARE and Jan du Plain of Cultural Tourism DC

"The desert inspired me to photograph," Didi wrote. "The never-ending variations of color, form, and texture, the sensations of sands stretching endlessly to the horizon, the feeling of serenity, the formidable emptiness, all elicited in me a compulsion to capture the essence of this magnificent terrain." 


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